Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing

Meet the team that’s dedicated to making your goals a reality.

our story

Coach Jose’s background in the fitness community started in 2007 when he began competing and teaching in the Japanese style Martial Art of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do. He has been a Level 2 certified CrossFit Trainer since 2015 and holds multiple CrossFit specialty course certifications. Since 2010, he helped develop specialty classes and seminars in gyms across The Bronx and Queens until founding his own gym in 2018.

Jose’s experience as a trainer has led him to create teaching environments for people of all ages and fitness backgrounds – where anyone can feel welcomed and be appropriately challenged. Coach Jose is passionate about sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and has a goal of impacting the lives of as many people as possible.

Equis Fitness provides a space that emphasizes health, wellness, and the importance of nutrition. We are an independently run small business, owned by Bronx locals and proudly stand by our community in providing a fitness program based on empathy and inclusion – teaching the community as one, but valuing the needs of the individual. We know the names of all of our members, their goals, their strengths, their fears, and limitations. Our mission is to achieve excellence on a daily basis. Our coaches have the ability to customize any workout to fit the specific needs of each person. We help people at all skill levels and all areas of fitness get out of pain, feel better, and look better so they can be better!
Founder of Equis Fitness
Jose Vanderpool Jr | OWNER